Islamabad, Pakistan (CU)_ A suicide bomber assaulted a military convoy in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday evening, injuring at least 21 soldiers. An army truck was attacked on the Mir Ali Bypass Road in North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to reports, at least 21 troops were hurt in the incident and were immediately taken to a military medical facility. Following the incident, it was reported that all of the injured soldiers were in stable condition.
Despite the recent truce by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, terrorist attacks on security personnel have escalated in tribal regions. A couple of weeks ago, four terrorists were murdered in an attack with security forces in the restrictive province of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border. Police, CTD, and security forces together conducted a coordinated operation in the Takhtikheel region of the Lakki Marwat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In Pakistan’s northwestern area, attacks against military convoys are common. In July, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked an army convoy in North Waziristan. This incident injured at least eight members of the Pakistani Army. According to reports, all of the injured are in stable condition. In spite of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s commitment to a ceasefire, there has been a recent increase in attacks on security personnel by militants in tribal regions.
Earlier, on August 9, a suicide attack in the North Waziristan tribal territory claimed the lives of at least four Pakistani soldiers and injured seven more. Additionally, the July 4 suicide attack injured at least ten security officers when a suicide bomber assaulted a security force vehicle in the region. The September 27 incident takes place at a time when the government purportedly engages in peace negotiations with the leadership of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) based in Afghanistan.